What To Expect At Your First Orthodontic Appointment

Considering orthodontic treatment for you or for a loved one? Getting an initial consultation is the first step towards a beautiful and healthy smile. Learn about how we approach your complimentary consultation. 

Can You Get Your Braces On At The First Appointment

During your first orthodontic appointment, we assess your smile needs, discuss your treatment options and determine the best course of action. While it’s possible that we can place your braces, not every patient will receive their orthodontic appliance during their initial appointment. 

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So, What Happens At Your First Orthodontic Appointment?

The goal of your first orthodontic appointment is to determine your smile goals and decide what treatment will best address your needs. Before we begin our initial exam, we will ask you to fill out a form detailing your dental and medical history. Then the treatment coordinator will introduce you to Dr. Risinger — and get you acquainted with our space.

Initial Exam And Imaging

During the initial exam, your orthodontic will do an oral examination to get a sense of your alignment needs. Then they will take pictures and scan a 3D image of your mouth. Using this information, we will assess your condition and recommend a customized treatment plan for you.

Review Exam Results And Pick A Treatment Plan

Once we have your exam results, we will talk with you about your smile goals and your orthodontic treatment options. Whether you choose Invisalign or clear and metal braces, we are confident that we can find the right solution for you and for your budget.

Ask Questions

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Our team will also encourage you to ask a lot of questions! We want you to feel as educated as possible about your orthodontic treatment so that you can be confident about your smile investment. 

Go Over Financing Options & Payment Plans

At Risinger Orthodontics, we want orthodontic treatment to be as accessible and affordable as possible. That’s why we offer in-house financing with flexible and interest-free payment options. If you have any questions about our financial options, don’t hesitate to call us.

Schedule An Appointment To Place Your Appliances

If we’ve determined that we can’t place your Invisalign or braces during your first visit, we will place them during your next appointment. On your way out, we will schedule an appointment to get you started. We’ll even give you cookies or ice cream for the road!

Book Your First Orthodontic Appointment Today!

If you’re considering improving your smile, Risinger Orthodontics can help! We’re board-certified and have more than 52 years of experience crafting beautiful smiles.

If you want to experience the perks of a straight smile, schedule your first orthodontic appointment today. Our team can’t wait to help you achieve your smile goals!